The American Gem Society (AGS) is thrilled to announce that the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is once again funding the AGS/GIA Beatrice Shipley Scholarship for one deserving AGS member.
This grant is named in honor of Beatrice Shipley—a business partner, confidante, and operations manager—who contributed so much to both AGS and GIA following their founding by her husband, Robert M. Shipley.
AGS members who would like to earn the AGS Certified Gemologist (CG) title, and are in good standing, are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
GIA will fund the full cost for the on-campus Graduate Gemologist (GG) Program in New York or Carlsbad to complement the full scholarship for the AGS Certified Gemologist (CG) title, which is funded by AGS. The recipient will be selected by AGS.
Both organizations share similar missions of protecting the public and safeguarding the professionalism of the gem and jewelry trade. We continue to support one another, working closely to become stronger and more successful each year.
Interested applicants must apply by July 15, 2021. Click the button below to fill out the application form.